So besides estate sales, I really like going to antique shows. Yes... antiques. My parents used to be all into that, going from one little shop to another and thinking it was great fun. I thought they were crazy. Antiques = old = boring, duh! But I don't feel that way anymore. Now I delight in the 100-year-old music boxes, telephones, and gadgets... the old bottles with skulls and crossbones on them (seriously!)... and all the toys from the past century. Oh, and the Shaun Cassidy lunchboxes. Mmmhmmm.
I went to an antique show on Sunday at the Expo Center, but only got to spend a few hours there. Fortunately, the show comes to Portland's expo center three times a year. Typically I like to buy old pictures of people I don't know, but I didn't this time. Still, I got some neat things. Now, should I be spending my money on this sort of stuff, especially since I don't even have my own house? No I shouldn't! But I do it anway. This time, I bought:
A present for my mom, a thimble - $1
A Little Golden Book of Robin Hood - $3
A Little Golden Book of Mary Poppins - $6
A Duplo boat, with some Duplos, that actually floats - $5
Score, I say, score.